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Disembody

23E Studios

23E Studios in Conjunction with The Museum of Viral Memory and Fringe Exhibitions Presents Disembody is the latest work from the artists at 23E Studios.

For this project, we have assembled a crew of approximately thirty people, from San Francisco to Chicago to Tokyo, to create a feature length film (working title: Disembody) documenting the creation of a single work of contemporary Fine Art. This art work is a theater being installed in L.A.'s Chinatown gallery district at Fringe Exhibitions. The theater is being built to show Disembody.

For this work we relocated to Los Angeles; founded a movie studio (); produced a 50 minute film; built a theater to show the film; and are currently sponsoring a one week run of the film (extended to two weeks by popular demand. After its limited engagement, the film will be submitted to film festivals and distributors in hopes of getting distribution and a DVD release.

The project is a site-specific installation, involving architects, web designers, graphic designers, contractors, costume designers, theater staff, a perfumer, and a complete video production center.

The show opened on July 12, 2008. For one week Fringe was open to the public while we constructed the theater, lobby, and arcade. At this time we also shot and edited the film.

On July 19th, Disembody premiered to a sold out house. The theater is now showing the film on a daily schedule until August 2nd, 2008.

From August 3rd to August 11th Fringe will be open to the public while we de-install the theater. Our schedule will be unpredictable, so call ahead.

23E Studios is also producing or co-producing films by artists involved in the Disembody project, such as our editor Skye Thorstenson, whose film S/Z will be available through 23E.

We currently have a number of other films in pre-production, including Vile Dead, Dead Shot, and Jersey Girls.

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During the entire run of Disembody, 23E Studios is hosting a confessional booth where crew and guests can comment on the project, contemporary art, and anything else that might strike their fancy. To keep file sizes manageable, the confessional starts a new file every 1000mb, or roughly every five minutes. On July 18, 2008, editor Skye Thorstenson and cinematographer Marcella Faustini discussed their feelings about the what the project was doing to interpersonal relations and self-image amongst...
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23E Studios' own &^5(*#$ attempts to play the new arcade that just arrived at the Morgellon - Jonny Blaze in Nightmare City
Topics: nightmare, city, arcade, video game
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Really, if you listen to the two songs you can totally hear the Glass riff being used.
Topic: kanye west, stronger, sampling, philip glass, koyaanisquatsi
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The Boyle Heights offices of 23E Studios, June 30, 2008
Topics: mouth, oral, comprehensive
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The Boyle Heights offices of 23E Studios, June 30, 2008
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Lee demonstrates incredible pomposity for all the world to ignore forever. This time with a picture.
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The Boyle Heights offices of 23E Studios, June 30, 2008
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Although both Ted and David, the architectural designer and lead contractor, had canceled out of this meeting, Carson, Carol-Anne, Keturah-Anne, Alex and I decided to go ahead and meet and chat and eat and drink.
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An architectural fly through of the proposed theater for Fringe Exhibitions. Graphic created by Chris Chalmers.
Topics: Fly through, Art, Architecture
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The Boyle Heights offices of 23E Studios, June 30, 2008
Topics: director, film making, sampson
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2008, June 30. Lee and Amy reveal the magic behind cinema. This time with a picture!!
Topics: magic, spoiler, amy, cinema, film
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A test by Skye to share a titling system
Topics: skye, test, edit, title
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When we promised to put up every second of footage shot, we meant it. The complete mpg and dv files will be up in the next couple months. In the meantime, I'll keep getting excerpts up as best I can. 2008, June 30
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The dance set for Phil and Libby's wedding reception
Topics: orso, coat, wedding, dance music
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2008, June 30 at Fringe Exhibitions, preparing the exterior for the coming of the Morgellon Theater
Topics: cleaning, windows, amy
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Topic: financing, investment, loans
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June 30, 2008 Wherein we learn that Lee and Amy are both very obsessive and clean
Topics: obssessive, clean, amy
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Spend any time at all around me and you will hear this mysterious sound.
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2008, June 30. Artists love to clean things
Topics: cleanliness, windows, amy
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2008, June 30, Fringe Exhibitions. We wanted the teasers to stand out
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In the garoffice on June 5, 2008, Jonny and Lee discuss the budget and film making.
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Topic: perceptions,
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drumming around with honyo as part of the recording of the disembodied soundtrack
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Lee demonstrates incredible pomposity for all the world to ignore forever
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During the entire run of Disembody, 23E Studios is hosting a confessional booth where crew and guests can comment on the project, contemporary art, and anything else that might strike their fancy. To keep file sizes manageable, the confessional starts a new file every 1000mb, or roughly every five minutes. On July 12, 2008, Disembody opened at Fringe Exhibitions. This footage is from that night.
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July 2007, Ted and I meet for the first time to discuss Disembody.
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Lee and Stel (and Lety in the first clip) meet to discuss how the audio and projection for the theater will be set up. Stel explains Dismebody to Lety. Kina plays guitar hero III in the background.
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The theater designers discuss just exactly how they will transform the gallery.
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rough 1st edit of making of intro
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During the entire run of Disembody, 23E Studios is hosting a confessional booth where crew and guests can comment on the project, contemporary art, and anything else that might strike their fancy. To keep file sizes manageable, the confessional starts a new file every 1000mb, or roughly every five minutes. On July 12, 2008, Disembody opened at Fringe Exhibitions. This footage is from that night.
Topics: confessional, joy
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Topic: lawsuit, lawyer
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first of a series of 22 1/2 short videos made up from footage collected during the making of the disembody piece at fringe gallery (la august 2008)
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version one 30 sec
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Lee, Erin and Jonny Talk for a while. Lee is in San Fransisco, jonny and Erin are in Omaha. The talk about candy boxes and fabric.
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Jonny and Lee go over the ups and downs of the budget, back on June 5, 2008
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30 sec long
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Erin, Lee and Jonny have a video conference to discuss the film
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Some basic audio tracks. Couldn't put them in audio file because there wasn't a disembody collection for audio.